Voices of Native Resiliency: Educational Experiences During the 1950s and 1960s

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 2:00pm
Center for Legislative Studies (CLS), Auditorium

The purpose of this narrative study was to examine the lived educational experiences of American Indians who grew up during the 1950s and 1960s, known as the termination period in American history. By uncovering these stories, it is hopeful that today’s educators are more informed of the need for culturally responsive pedagogical curriculum and instruction.

Dr. Jennifer L. Penland, Department of Education

Dr. Jennifer (Jenny) L. Penland, Assistant Professor of Education at Shepherd University, received her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership with a cognate in Higher Education and Multicultural Studies from Lamar University – Beaumont, Texas in 2007. For the past 24 years she has been an associate professor with Western Wyoming Community College, a director of programs at Texas A & M University – Commerce, an assistant professor and supervisor at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, a science and social studies instructor at Lamar University - Beaumont, Texas, a middle school teacher in Texas and Colorado and a curriculum coordinator and training consultant for Region 5 Education Service Center in Texas. Dr. Penland has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has published in such journals as The Journal of Mentoring & Tutoring, the National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision, E-Learn, The Qualitative Report, Social Advocacy and Systems Change, the Fourth World Journal and most recently with Sage Reference. Dr. Penland continues to work on projects which involve her dissertation thesis, resiliency and social equity in post-secondary education and has three forthcoming articles in Sage Reference’s project, “Multicultural America”.